Religion Briefs For Aug. 9
August 8, 2013 2:36PM
The Rev. Jonathan Crail
Updated: August 9, 2013 7:52AM
Book Sale: First Christian Church, 1045 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, will have a book sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and a bag sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18. Thousands of books will be sorted and categorized, including rare and vintage books. There also will be audio books, records, cassettes, CDs, puzzles, greeting cards and DVDs. All items are $1 or less. Enjoy a bakery item and a beverage while browsing. Information: (708) 754-3792.
Flea Market: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus Summer Flea Market is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at 10811 Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge. The next one is Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Breakfast and lunch are available. Information:(708) 425-3800.
Anniversary: First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway, will celebrate its 52nd anniversary with a worship service at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 11 with the Rev. Marcus Small as guest preacher. A picnic will follow the service. Information: (708) 534-2242.
Field Trip of Faith: The Rev. Ray Rohlfs of Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will lead a “Field Trip of Faith” as part of the church’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration on Aug. 11. At 3 p.m., the group will travel to the former church building and current Robert Shutay Realty offices at 143rd Street and West Avenue and then return to Christ Lutheran for a digital slide show compiled by local historian Doug Estand and photographer John Meister. The event will conclude with pizza at Fox’s Pub. Reservations: (708) 349-0431 or email@example.com.
New Pastor: First United Methodist Church, 100th Street and Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, is welcoming a new pastor, the Rev. Jonathan Crail, who comes from the Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton. Information: (708)4231170.
Vacation Bible School: New Heights SDA Church, 16658 S. Ashland Ave., Markham, will host Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 to 15. Information: (708) 339-7068.
Youth Outing: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted, Glenwood, is hosting an outing for high school students to Wrights Hollywood at 6 p.m. Aug. 13. The group will meet at the church parking lot and return around 9 p.m. Bring $20 for miniature golf and other activities. Reservations: (708) 709-0100.
Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport will host a free family movie night 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 featuring “42 The Jackie Robinson Story.” Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org
Vacation Bible School: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 for grade school children. Registration: (708) 423- 9717.
Free Meal: A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Menard Center, 90th Street and Menard Avenue in Oak Lawn. Up to 100 meals will be served on a first come, first served basis to people who could use a free meal or want to share a meal with others. The “One Community: One Meal” program is a joint venture of the Oak Lawn Clergy and Religious Workers Association, the Muslim American Society and the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims is working together to plan, prepare and serve the meals. A similar meal will be served at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Information: the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, (708) 422-4200.
Ministry Fair: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, will have a ministry fair following the 9:30 a.m. worship service Aug. 18. The fair will showcase the church’s various activities and services available. Information: (708) 672-5400 or www.cretechurch.com.
Benefit Concert: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a summer benefit concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 18 for the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Car Show: Trinity Lutheran Church, 97th Street and Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, will host a classic car show noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories. Entry fee is $15 and includes a hot dog lunch. The day’s activities will include games for children and adults, face-painting, inflatables, bean bag toss and music. Food will be available including hot dogs, chips, popcorn and beverages including root beer floats. Information: (708) 422-0193.
Carnival: St. Albert the Great Parish will host its annual carnival Aug. 22 to 25 at a new location, the northeast corner of 79th Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview. There will be live entertainment nightly, a beer garden, food, rides and games. A megapass for all four days is $45 if purchased by Aug. 21. Unlimited rides will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday for $20 per person. Information: (708) 423-0321.
Block Party: St. Damian Church in Oak Forest will host a block party from noon to midnight Aug. 24 at 155th Street and Long Avenue. Mass will be at 5 p.m. There will be food vendors, a beer tent, bean bag tournament, children’s activities, a magician, pinatas at 2 and 4 p.m., dog parade and live music including Phil and Amy with oldies but goodies and Al Mattaliano on keyboard with dancing and a singalong. Information: (708) 687-4230.
Anniversary Celebration: First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Rev. Reginald W. Williams Jr.’s ministry at the church, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. A Gospel Explosion Musical will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church. At 6 p.m. Aug. 31, there will be a banquet at the Calumet Country Club, 175 Street and Western Avenue., Homewood. Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased by Aug. 16. The 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sept. 1 will feature guest speaker the Rev. Matthew W. Williams. Information: (708) 534-2242
Thrift Shop: The Crete Methodist Church Thrift Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month at Main and Exchange streets. Information: (708) 672-8353.